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Mid-Atlantic Club Championship "Heats" Up at General Smallwood
This past weekend, the Mid-Atlantic hosted the Regional Club Championship race at the General Smallwood International Triathlon (July 7, 2012). Nearly 600 athletes competed in the race, nearly half of which were members of one of the 15 registered clubs. Conditions were challenging with the water temperature reaching 88 degrees and the heat index reaching in excess of 100 degrees.
The results are below and clubs were divided by overall membership and competed for a prize pool of more than $5,000. Winners are encouraged to use some of the money to defray travel costs or registration costs to send members to compete at the National Club Championship in September 22-23 in Oklahoma.
DC Triathlon Club (197 pts)
Team Z (85 pts)
Annapolis Triathlon Club (50.5)
Mid-Maryland Triathlon Club (16.5)
Bike Rack Multisport (100)
YMCA National Capital Triathlon Team (73)
Team FeXY (12)
University of Maryland Triathlon Team (9)
Dominion Cycling and Triathlon Team (72)
The rules for scoring are:
Division I 130 or more members
Division II 30-129 members
Division III 2-29 members
Overall Individual Scoring
Overall points are awarded to the top three male and female finishers, 10, 9 and 8 respectively. Top three overall finishers will not be eligible to earn additional age group points. These points only apply to the Olympic distance racers in the regular age groups, not other divisions.
Age Group Individual Scoring
Eligible individuals will be scored by age group and gender. The top five finishers will receive 6-2 points with the first place finisher earning 6 points, the second place earning 5, and so on.
Club Participation Points
Non-scoring age group participant finishers will earn 1/2 point for their respective clubs up to a maximum 15 points for Division I, 10 points for Division II, and 5 points for Division III. These additional points are total points, not per age group.
Distance Travel Points
Travel points will be awarded and calculated from the domicile of the club to the location of the race. Points will be awarded as follows:
250 miles = 10 points, 200-250 miles - 8 pts, 150-200 miles = 6 pts,
100-150 miles = 4 pts, 50-100 miles = 2 pts, <50 miles = 0 pts.
Congratulations to all the winners!! Keep an eye on our Facebook page and twitter account for the announcement of the 2013 and 2014 host races. Have a great rest of your season!